Factual Errors: In the Patient Page entitled “Medical Licensure” published in the September 15, 2010, issue of JAMA (2010;304:1286), the 2 bullet points that read “The physician must not have committed any crime” and “The physician must not have an alcohol or substance abuse problem” should have read “Physicians are generally asked to report if they have an alcohol or substance abuse problem or if they have been involved in commission of a felony. A medical board will investigate physicians if the board receives complaints about these issues.” Additionally, the bullet point that reads “Every state in the United States has CME requirements for physicians, including formal course work and more informal self-study” should have read “Most states in the United States have CME requirements for physicians, including formal course work and more informal study.” This article was corrected online.
Factual Errors in: Medical Licensure. JAMA. 2011;305(1):41. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1892